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      03-19-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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Your cars over the years...

Guys,

I thought it would be interesting to see each others previous cars and how they have developed/improved over the years. I'll start;

D Reg - Ford Sierra 1.6i Ghia - A few gadgets (for its year), but too heavy and as a result very slow/thirsty.

G Reg - Rover 214 GSI - A definite improvement, handled OK and was keen to rev and was relatively quick. Thankfully I wasn't really hit with any reliability issues.

K Reg - S13 Nissan 200SX - First rear wheel drive car where you had to feather the throttle round the corners. A great car and so pleased I owned one.

M Reg - S14 Nissan 200SX - Although faster I was never really impressed with the handling compared to the previous car. You could really get yourself into trouble if you weren't watching what you were doing.

Y Reg - Subaru Impreza WRX - Fantastic car and loved the 4 wheel drive in the wet. But if it let go, you best be on guard. I got into a truly pant filling moment with it , but managed to hold it and continue with the journey.

2005 - Seat Leon Cupra R - Possible strange choice vs the previous rear/4 wheel drive cars. But very capable; handled well; was quick and I loved the look of it (still a great looking hatchback and arguably one of the best).

2007 - E90 BMW 335d - Truly great car and made better by the engine. That said, the sound just never got my juices running, if you know what I mean.

2009 - E92 BMW 335i DCT - Present car and obviously I now have the sound track to go along with the 3 litre straight 6. Love it and still "look forward" to going out in it and without question the DCT box can be a smooooooth tourer or an aggressive bitch as and when required.

As you'll see, things have steadily improved and the current car is obviously the best, just not sure on which way I'll go next...

So let us know your car history and we'll hopefully gather a bit more of an insight into our fellow posters.

NB You should ONLY list cars that you have owned and not cars that you've driven or had access to!


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      03-19-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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Here is my list:

2001 - E46 320d SE - Turbo went

2002 - E46 325i M Sport Auto - Very nice!

2003 - E46 320d M Sport Auto - went off the colour (Imola red)

2002 - E39 525d Avus Blue Edition M Sport Auto - fantastic and everything working, but wanted a change.

2005 - E90 330i M Sport Auto - Beautiful engine!

2004 - E65 730d Sport - my dream car! (But was just a bit tooo big)

2002 - E39 530d M Sport Auto - loved my first E39 so got another one!

2007 - E60 LCI 525d M Sport Auto - nice but not a big fan of its looks...
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      03-19-2013, 12:59 PM   #3
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This has been done before....

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=498179
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      03-19-2013, 01:03 PM   #4
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Agreed, but almost 2 years ago.

Call this version #2
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      03-19-2013, 01:26 PM   #5
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2010 - 1.0L Corsa C, 'Comfort' 5 speed manual - (first car, if I could have afforded anything else that was half decent I would have got it!)

2012 - e92 M-Sport 325d auto - quite an upgrade in comparison

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      03-19-2013, 02:15 PM   #6
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1984 Chevy Caprice Classic 4 door
1984 Toyota Celica GT
1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham 4 door
1990 Acura Integra RS sedan
1997 Acura Integra LS
1998 Honda Civic CX Hatchback
1990 Honda CRX HF
1997 Nissan 240SX LE
1995 Acura Integra GSR
2006 BMW 330i

Wifes Car: 1998 Honda Civic LX - She has had that same car since I met her. She bought it new when she was in High School. Still running strong, never had any problems with it.

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      03-19-2013, 02:48 PM   #7
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1988 vw golf (killed engine)
1994 daewoo Nubira (worst car and first in uk)
1994 Volvo 850 ( nice boat)
1993 Audi a4
2004 Mazda 3 sport
2007 Citroen c4 coupe ( Eco car)
Now 2006 BMW 325i e91
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On recent count discovered way too many in a short time nearly works out 1 a year though some where run at same time.

- Golf 1.3 MK2
- Focus 1.8 LX+
- Golf Driver 1.3 Mk2
- Astra 1.6 Coupe Mk4
- Focus 1.6 LX
- Seat Leon TDI 115 SE
- Focus 2.0 Titantium TDCI 3 Door
- Focus 2.0 Titantium TDCI 5 Door
- E46 320D M sport
- W245 B-class 200CDI Sport
- E90 320D M sport
- W246 B-clss 200CDI Sport

Scariest is overall from various weekend loaners , tests and giveaways, hires driven around 100 various cars from a Kia Venga to M5 and DB7.
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      03-19-2013, 03:18 PM   #9
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9 years of car ownership

205 1.9 GTi
306 GTI
325is - engine imploded on the drive home
325is - replacement of the above
Mini cooper BMW
Mondeo
Mazda 3 sport Diesel
Mazda 3 MPS Mk2
Honda Del Sol
BMW Z4 2.2
BMW 335i
BMW 118D Current
Porsche 911 Current
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Rs 2000 mk2
1.6 ghia x2
Fiat 127 sport
Astra exp
Sierra estate
407 estate
Rav4 x2
Rs turbo s2
Escort gti
Mondeo ztecs
Vectra 2.5sri
Vectra gsi
330 m sport e46
M3 e46
335i e92

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Sierra sapphire 1.6 gl (great fun in the wet)
Fiesta xr2i (pocket rocket.... At the time)
Rover 400 (budget buy)
Fiesta 1.0 automatic (electric toothbrush but still managed a 360 on a roundabout)
Escort 1.6 lx
BMW 320 d compact
BMW 330ci clubsport Estoril blue (loved this car)
BMW 335i coupe (current, love this car!)
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1978 Vauxhall Chevette
1982 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6L
1984 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8CDi
1985 Vauxhall Astra 1.8GTE
1989 Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0CD
1993 Nissan Primera Gt
1995 E36 BMW 316i Saloon
1998 E36 BMW 318is Coupe
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Standard 8
minivan
Ford consul
Ford zephyr
Ford Capri (original one based on the classic)
Ford Corsair 2000E (fitted with V6 engine out of a Zodiac)
Ford Capri again
Ford Cortina Estate
Reliant Scimitar SE5A
Reliant Scimitar SE6A
Landrover LWB
Landrover Lightweight (fitted with V8 Rover engine)
Ford Sierra 4x4
Landrover discovery
BMW E46 Tourer
BMW E91
Probably some I,ve forgot and about 10 years of company cars in there somewhere when I worked for a car rental firm and got to drive allsorts.
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From '97 on:

- 1970 Morris Mini (non standard)

- 1998 Punto 60s (loaner from Dad)

- 1994 Clio 1.8RSi (16v phase 2 lookalike)

- 1994 Mk3 Golf GTi 16v (loaned to BIL as I had a works van and he left it in the pub car park, it got nicked!)

- 2003 Punto 60s (loaner from Dad)

- 2005 Mondeo ST TDCi

- 2008 A6 2.0 TDi S-Line

- 2007 Mondeo Titanium X TDCi

- 2008 325d (certainly the best of the bunch )

I can't remember what years I owned them though
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Before uni (91-93)


AR50 c583cta
DT50 a441tyd ?
DT50* h993ctt
Chevette vyb648w
Fiesta 1.1L daf894v
MG Metro Turbo a ??? xrx
Fiesta 1.3GL w reg
Series of 125s: RD, DTR, TZR g752ocv
Mini 1000 v reg
Mini Clubman 1098 t reg
RXS100 g943jyd

During uni (93-97)

Z250 a reg
RD350 c219law
Mums Corolla xyd325x
Mini 1340 y reg

After uni (97-13)

MG Maestro g778kyd
Micra m259ukw
205 1.9GTi e106?tl
Civic 1.4GL f reg
KR1-S 250 l reg
Sierra 1.8L h reg
CRX 1.6VT VTEC (yo) h903gtt
Accord 2.0i auto h880xua
FZR250RR f reg
205GTi 1.9 twin Webers (borked) h15cln
106 1.5d n612yvc
106 GTi r450dna
Civic 1.6VTi n675jck
Z3 3.0i (USA)
Saab 93 Aero HOT (USA)
Pontiac Trans Am WS6 manual (USA)
MB S320 (USA)
S2000 (USA)
Fabia VRS* yr06cgx
330d SE 204 6speed lm04nyc
Z4 3.0i SMG mk53fbb
Clio Trophy bj55fwr
118d SE^ ag57dxz
S2000 bg02dgx ?
Integra DC2 Type R UKDM v1ntr
TDR250 h reg
CBR600RR bl06 ???
YZF-R6 53reg
Subaru Impreza WRX PPP ov03???
Z3 3.0i y reg
Z3M w reg
Z4M wj08aux
Vectra VXR v?56???
Subaru Forester STI lf55xes
130i yc57fvx
C250CDI Sport Estate^ fy61hke
Saab 93 2.8t Estate sy55cgx
BMW335i E90

Understanding wife

* = bought new
^ = company car

After the 118d all were weekend/second cars except the 130 and 335

Some literally only owned a month or two, clearly!

Plus a few weekend loaner fleet demos, no particular order: Astra VXR, Astra 2.0t, Corsa 1.8SRI, 320d E90, C250CDI, C350CDI, Vectra V6 CTDI, 135i, Insignia 2.0 CDTI, Saab Aero 2.8t
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Since 2005...

2006 Acura RSX Type S - Bought new... last time I did that.
2000 Honda S2000
2005 Mitsubishi Evo
2004 Acura RSX - Type S - Loved it as a daily driver.. and as a hatch, may as well had been a pickup truck
2007 BMW 335 e92. Woot!
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^ The Acura RSX type S is an Integra DC5 with a similar engine to the UK Civic Type R for our UK readers
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From the beginning.
1982 ford fiesta popular plus
1988 1.2 vauxhall nova saloon x 2
1991 1.4 vauxhall nova saloon
1994 1.4 vauxhall corsa 2 door
1997 1.2 vauxhall corsa 2 door
1996 1.4 Volkswagen polo 4 door x2
1998 1.4 Volkswagen golf 4 door
1999 1.6 BMW e46 saloon
2005 1.6 Subaru saloon 4 door
2006 2.2 Honda civic 4 door
2007 2.0 Honda civic type r
2006 2.0 BMW 320d se e90 saloon 4 door
2007 2.0 BMW 320d m sport e91
I think that's it.
No it's not. Still have the 1980 mk2 escort 1.3 gl 4 door. I see some one has included their previous bikes in their list. I'll not go there as there may not be enough room.
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From 1990.
'78 VW Polo 0.9!! (NKD696S)
'86 Ford Fiesta 1.1 Ghia (C reg)
'82 Mitsubishi colt Mirage Turbo (BWD862Y) (weird thing had 2 gear levers-high and low in each gear!!)
'88 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi (E reg)
'93 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8 GLSi (K992MUY)
'93 Vauxhall Astra 2.0 CDi (K796VFP)
'96 VW Golf VR6 (JJI 5575) (turned into a show car so had to buy a daily driver to use with it)
'97 VW Passat GL 2.0 (P248KLG)
'00 VW Passat Sport 1.8 20V T (Y639 AUY)
'53 Seat Leon Cupra R (L30N LO) (again another show car)
'55 VW Golf GTI (GJ55GYE)
'07 BMW 335i E92.

Other insignificant 2nd cars including..
'92 VW Polo Coupe (J457EVS)
'95 Peugeot 405 2.0 GTX (M Reg)
'97 Peugeot 406 GLX (P Reg)

And probably a couple I've missed out!
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2003 - Ford Escort 1.8 gti
2006 - Ford fiesta 1.6 si
2007 - Ford Probe 2.5 v6
2008 - Ford Cougar 2.5 v6
2009 - Alfa 156 2.0 selespeed
2010 - Ford Focus 2.0 Titanium (Diesel)
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